Revolutionary regrets, I’ve had a few…

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the oppressed of the world could actually succeed in overthrowing the oppressors? Everywhere there is seething, but the outcomes are minimal, except for those killed, beaten, and imprisoned in the protest. Tyrants become stronger. It breaks my heart. I remember travelling to Havana last Christmas, eager to see the Revolution's…

USA? Stay Away.

Why are we talking about the USA? Because it's one of the countries on the list of where you might be from, and it's on my mind right now. My horrified mind. Some man went into his kid's elementary school today and shot up the class and a whole bunch of other people. We don't…

Vengeance revisited

Suppose you met someone, and they hurt you, and they vanished and you breathed a sigh of relief. And then they turned up again. Cheerily. Unaware of the damage you sustained in their presence. Wanting to damage again. What would you do? Would you seek vengeance? Would you ignore the opportunity to create personal ruin?…

Vengeance is mine?

Seems to me someone said that once, and it wasn't about all of us just wandering about blowing each other's heads off.But things are getting out of hand.I was working out in the gym the other day, happily listening to some be-boppy music and watching the TVs in front of me, rather idly, through the…

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

"running through the forest, scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head..." I'm feeling disconcerted. Angry. A bit scared. Apparently there is someone going through the downtown market here in Ottawa, sneaking up on women, and hitting them on the head.  With a hammer. In the middle of the day. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2011/01/10/ottawa-random-assaults-centretown.html?ref=rss The purpose…